Toddlers and 2-Year Old Programming
"I'm just a kid, I have a lot of stuff to do yet."
~ Clint Eastwood
Our commitment to quality care continues in our Toddler and 2-year old rooms. Children at this age are eager learners who energetically interact with materials and people. We at the center realize that an environment and curriculum that encourages each child's growing need of independence is a basis for developing and mastering life skills and a positive self esteem. By playing in both large and small groups, these children will learn valuable social skills needed to effectively interact with others. While engaging in fun activities toddlers and 2-year olds will discover their likes and talents and will be exposed to fundamentals such as: colors, shapes, self-help skills, as well as social and language development.
Children under the age of 2 years old will have a notebook system for direct communication with their teacher(s). In this notebook the teacher will log the daily activities, feedings and the rest times of your child. Parents will be asked to list pertinent information that will ensure the individualized schedule of each child is up-to-date, to inculde but not limited to: the last time your child ate, slept and was changed, as well as mood and sleeping patterns of the night before. Parents of 2-year olds will find daily information posted in the Parent Area of the room.
Arts for Kids has an individualized program for the needs of children ages of
6-weeks to 2-years old.
All children will have individual contact and attention through feeding, diapering and learning experience.
Each child will follow their individual routine of feeding and sleeping set by their home environment.
The children will be provided with equipment to fit their educational development and creative expression appopriate to their age level.
Daily communication with parents:
~ A notebook for each child under two years of age will be sent home with parents summarizing child's activities.
Parents will bring back notebook with information for teachers.
Staff will ensure that throughout the day infants will be moved into different activities.
Potty Training Policy
If parents and the center are in agreement that a child is developmentally ready, Arts for Kids will begin to encourage potty training at age 2.
At 2-1/2 years old age, regular potty training is part of our daily program and routine. Children will be encouraged to wear pull-ups or underwear (depending on progress) and have plenty of extra pull-ups or underwear on hand. They will be taken to the bathroom every 2 hours (possibly more often at the beginning). If a child is wearing underwear, they will be put in a pull-up or diaper for naps, unless completely trained. We will use lots of praise for a "job well done" and lots of understanding when "accidents happen" if a child has a rough day.
Sometimes potty training can happen overnight and sometimes it can be a long process - we just need to have a lot of patience.
September 2022 News!
Welcome to our class and new school year! I am very excited to see your child grow and teach them new things. We will start out by getting to know each other and working on goals. We will be doing fun activities for fall We will do themes such as Fall Season, Apples and Back to School. We do lots of singing and read lots of stories. We will do water play and sand play everyday.
If you have any questions or concerns please use the HiMama! It is a great tool for communication. My work shift is from 6:15 to 2:00. Thank you for bringing your child to Arts for Kids! We are here to love and nurture! Have a great month of September!
God bless you all!
Smell the sweetness in the air! This month we are going to start off with learning about all the delicious fruits we can eat. Following that we are going to learn the different shapes all around us day and night.
Further out, we have the great Season of Fall. All the great smells and beautiful fire-like colors. Last but not least, we will go into more depth of different trees and leaves around us, through discovery and fun.
We hope you have a great September.
Ms. Cynthia & Ms. Tina
Wow, I can’t believe September is here already! The past month of August was a fun getting to know your little ones. They have enjoyed lots of sandbox/water table fun each day.
In September the themes will be: Back to School, Colors, Shapes, Apples and Fall.
Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothes in their cubbys in case of accidents.
Any questions/concerns please feel free to talk to me @ drop off or pick up.
My name is Ashley Webb. I am looking forward to working with your child. I am excited to get to know you and your child/I will be sending out a form about me and my classroom. Family photos are very important to have in my classroom. It helps your child feel better knowing that they can look at pictures of their family. I have a new assistant. His name is Jacob. He interacts very well with the kiddos. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Hello and welcome to September.
This month we are kicking off learning all the new rules and all around the classroom of 2s II.
We are getting to know each other. We would like to get some get to know me pictures done, so if you could bring a copy or send to the center email, that would be helpful.
In September we will also be working on colors, shapes, apples, and pets. We have a lot of fun activities planned. We will be exploring new sensory bin items with our five senses.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a message or note.
Let’s have a great new month!
We are sorry to say that Kim’s husband had a bad truck accident so she is unable to return to us. We wish them all well.
Hello families and welcome to September in 2’s III!
Most of you know me from morning drop off in the breakfast room of 2’s. I’m excited to start this new school year with such a fun group of children!
This month we will work on building our vocabulary skills through literacy activities such as daily story time and the question of the day, we will build our fine motor skills through a variety of art and creative activities, we will build our social and emotional skills through cooperative activities throughout the day, and we will build our large motor skills through a variety of imaginative game and activities as children learn the best through play!
We will kick off this month with activities that help us get to know each other. I would like to make some new family photo posters as some of ours are getting a little outdates. Please bring in family photos (don’t forget to include pictures of your pet (s) or email them to the center and we will print them. The children love looking at and talking about their families during the day!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or the classroom, please feel free to ask! If I am not available when you drop off or pick up your child, please feel free to leave me a note or message me on HiMama and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Have a great month!
Ms. Sara B.